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View Poll Results: What price should the Continental $TART at?
less than $40k 0 0%
$40-45k 10 19.61%
$45-50k 24 47.06%
$50-55k 13 25.49%
$55-60k 2 3.92%
more than $60k 1 1.96%
other 1 1.96%
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post #11 of 95 (permalink) Old 11-04-2015, 03:24 PM
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I'd guess following the Cadillac ct6 pricing...

54 grand and then swing upward...

It's not actually pricing that matters in this segment but rather lease rates...

That will determine the success of the new car sales...

I can't wait to see the new continental in street trim. The concept was stunning..

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re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

found myself saying over @ GMI
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my problem has been trying to figure out what engine/drivetrain they could put in a Fwd version
without so much power that it'd be mostly 'clipped' by limiters,
so threw-in a plain hybrid to make the base pricepoint a bit more special.
imho
the version that will 'count' is an EB-Plugin - which might wait for cD6
wonder IF-&-what it would take to make that a higher priced drivetrain than the 3.0EB-Awd?
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MKS 2014 MSRP: $40,690, $47,680
Conti 2.7 Hybrid Fwd -- $44,990
Conti 3.0EB (TT) Awd - $53,495 <<
_________________ $??,???
imho, it'd be WONDERFUL if a Lincoln (car, trim) successfully started at/over $60k ! !
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...wonder IF-&-what it would take to make that a higher priced drivetrain than the 3.0EB-Awd?
_________________ $??,???
imho, it'd be WONDERFUL if a Lincoln (car, trim) successfully started at/over $60k ! !
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* sorta-BUMP *
tried thinking of an MB, not an $-class, more something to mea$ure again$t
so looked up the CLS (all turbos)((S=too-too,all v-8,6digit$; E=too mid-lineup))
to use as an alternative to std largeLux/usual suspects
Fwd:
$67,825 3.0v6 - 75,025 4.7v8
Awd:
$70,325 3.0v6 - 77,525 4.7v8 - 108,725 5.5v8
_______329hp_______ 402hp________ 577hp
__________ playing with configurator

guess I'm starting to wonder about (in addition to electrification)
about a 3.5EB-Awd with ~500hp**... (maybe std hybrid-ized too?)
__________ used for Navi, Avi, & LincStangs too

** musta FELT an article comin'

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my "other":

...at least today
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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

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^(edit) , Harry
tho imho there'll be a bigger price.range within each 'specification'
or at least the higher one(s)



so
would that still be an Awd 3.0EB? or
how would you limit its content for that price?
The $45,000 version would be a FWD with the base engine (either 3.7L V6, 2.0L turbo, 2.3L turbo). The AWB 3.0EB would be $55,000 to $60,000.
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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

inserting MKZ speculation
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...Regarding price, I'd predict the upgrade to the 3.0 turbo is going to be $3,300, AWD is going to be about and the "sporty" AWD and sticky tires is going to be another $1,500 to $2,000. My general prediction is the super-fancy, fully-loaded MKZ AWD 3.0 Turbo, with the driver's package, will be under $55,000. With any Black Label fancyness, you might be approaching or slightly exceeding $60,000.
= $6,800-to-$7,300 above 'lesser' MKZ ...my reply:
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...if your add-on prices are correct, MKZ:
- around $50k for lowest-trim-offered with Drivers' Pkg (therefore more than $10k above lowest-Base) ...UNLESS it's [BL]-only then
- at least $55k for [BL]+D.Pkg
- near $65 for fully loaded, top [BlackLabel], including D.Pkg...

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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

No way should Black Label be almost twice the price of the base model. Black Label starts at 46K for MKC, which starts at 33K in base model trim. Continental Black Label should top out at around 5K over a fully loaded MKX Black Label (high 60's) with a base model price at ~45K probably. Black Label should start around 57K for Continental. Top out around 70K. /speculation
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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

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No way should Black Label be almost twice the price of the base model. Black Label starts at 46K for MKC, which starts at 33K in base model trim. Continental Black Label should top out at around 5K over a fully loaded MKX Black Label (high 60's) with a base model price at ~45K probably. Black Label should start around 57K for Continental. Top out around 70K. /speculation
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I can agree IF it's about removing a base/bait'n'switch/vinyl-upholstered model.

IF not, consider the (lonely) Cadillac CTsix,
which starts at a rock-bottom $53,495 but has YET to top-out with either a V-series or actual V = well Over $100k
edit: in a new GMI thread,
saw an estimate for a CTsix topping out at $140k
and a current price chart
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without googling, I'm pretty sure "an" 'S-clash' can range from approx. $90k to Over $200k &
not at all sure that'd include the 'Pullman' version

( wow just had major déjà vu about posting that )

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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

I think you can push Continental pricing quite far up there with Black Label, easily over $70K (MKX hits close to that already). Continental, like Navigator, probably has the greatest potential for achieving those higher ATPs which Lincoln certainly needs.
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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

@2b2

While I like the direction you're headed, I don't think people are ready for a 80K-100K+ Lincoln. In fact, I don't think they're ready for a Cadillac sedan over 100K.

Lincoln would be wise to have this thing TOP OUT at 75K. More features and luxury than anyone for the price. Builds image and opens the door for a true RWD big-ass flagship down the road. I think Lincoln has more work downmarket before they reach too much.
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Re: What price should the Continental $tart at?

I was in Flat Rock area on business this week, and detoured and scouted around the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Saw lots of 2016 Fusions ready to ship out in the yard. Have they started the Lincoln Continental build yet? I didn't see any outside and even then, I'm sure if any are built they probably are hiding them inside . Any of you Lincoln insiders have any intell on this - the real build date? Also, assume they will definitely have the Conti production model rolled out at Detroit NAIAS?? I might make a trip from Atlanta just to see it. When do you think they would be officially selling next year (month)?? Thanks...


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